Canura, aka: Cāṇūra, Cānura; 5 Definition(s)
Canura means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Alternative spellings of this word include Chanura.
Cāṇūra (चाणूर).—An Asura friend of Kaṃsā, and a wrestler. Ready for a match with Kṛṣṇa and Rāma, he took his seat in the arena and invited the brothers for a match. Kṛṣṇa's challenge, and the concern of the citizens at the unequal match between a child and a trained athlete. After a prolonged fight, Cāṇūra fainted and fell dead like Indradhvaja.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 2. 1; 36. 21-24; 37. 15; 42. 37; Chaps. 43 and 44; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 15. 7 and 16; 20. 18, 58-76.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Itihasa (narrative history)
Cāṇūra (चाणूर) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. V.128.46) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Cāṇūra) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.(Source): JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
A wrestler employed by Kamsa to fight the Andhakavenhuda saputta. But Baladeva put a strap round him and, lifting him up, dashed his brains out on the ground. J.iv.81f.(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
Cāṇūra (चाणूर).—A celebrated wrestler in the service of Kaṃsa. When Kṛṣṇa was taken by Akrūra to Mathurā, Kaṃsa sent this redoubtable wrestler to fight with him; but in the duel which ensued, Kṛṣṇa whirled him round and round several times and smashed his head.
Derivable forms: cāṇūraḥ (चाणूरः).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
Chapter XX - Grace upon Kubja < [Book V]
Chapter XXIX - Slaughter of demon Naraka < [Book V]
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 44 - The Killing of Kamsa < [Canto X - The Summum Bonum]
Chapter 43 - Krishna Kills the Elephant Kuvalayapida < [Canto X - The Summum Bonum]
Chapter 36 - The Slaying of Arista, the Bull Demon < [Canto X - The Summum Bonum]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.6.18 < [Chapter 6 - Abhīṣṭa-lābha: The Attainment of All Desires]
Verse 2.5.163 < [Chapter 5 - Prema: Love of God]
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The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)